Golang Regex Router Example


This tutorial help to understand golang regex router, I ll demostrate step by step process to achieve golang regex router.Golang doesn’t have built-in regex support for URL matching.It’s complicated to implement from scratch.The third party package or framework would be a better choice.

We ll use github.com/gorilla/mux package.Package gorilla/mux implements a request router and dispatcher for matching incoming requests to their respective handler.

func main() {

    r := mux.NewRouter()

    r.HandleFunc("/{name:pattern}", handle)
    http.ListenAndServe(":8080", r)

where {name:pattern} could be simply {slug} (without pattern) or {id:[0-9]+} or combination of them /{employee}/{id:[0-9]+}, and the handler function is –

func handle(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {

    params := mux.Vars(r)

    // for /{employee}/{id:[0-9]+} pattern
    employee := params["employee"]
    id := params["id"]

run it and try curl http://localhost:8080/employee/1

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